10 Benefits of the SpaceJoist floor system

All of the Eco SIPs Homes self build house kits and extensions over one storey are supplied with the SpaceJoist, metal open web floor system for the separating floors.

Below are 10 of the key benefits the system offers:

Long spans: Longer spans are achievable in comparison to solid timber.

This may eliminate the need for intermediate load bearing internal walls,

thus reducing a building’s overall cost.


Reduced wastage: Manufactured to size which eliminates site alterations saving time on site.

Design flexibility: SpaceJoists can be designed top hung to eliminate the rim board, decreasing the risk of timber shrinkage to improve air tightness.

Less timber and fewer webs: Tests show that the NEW SpaceJoist system requires less construction material - saving cost.

Sound performance: SpaceJoist delivers outstanding acoustic performance to comfortably pass English and Welsh regulations, even complying with the more stringent 43dB Scottish regs without additional insulation, plasterboard or resilient bars.